A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck this morning at 6:42 a.m., centered in Banning, Ca.
The temblor was strong enough to be felt in Santa Ana. It rolled for what seemed a long time.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE
Date: 9/17/15, Time: 5:45 A.M.
ORANGE COUNTY BEACHES TO REOPEN
COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND HOTLINE TO DEACTIVATE
All beaches, harbors, piers, and marinas in the Cities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente, including County and State beaches will reopen as of 6:00 a.m.
Although no significant coastal flooding occurred there is a high likelihood of strong currents and waves dangerous to persons in or near the water. These strong currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boaters and coastal structures and may continue for several hours. Continue reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: September 16, 2015
A Tsunami Advisory has been issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center for all of Orange County Coastal areas.
The first waves are expected to arrive in Orange County at approximately 4:45 a.m. Although no significant coastal flooding is expected, some areas could experience dangerous currents and tidal surges due to this tsunami along beaches and in harbors and marinas. Continue reading→
A preliminary report by the U.S. Geographical Survey (USGS) indicated that a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck this morning at 5:54 a.m., centered in the Fontana, CA area.
Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time: 25 Jul 2015, 04:54:06 standard time in your timezone
Location 34.094N 117.443W
Depth 4 km Continue reading→
A Magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck on March 29, 2014, at 9:09 pm, 2 miles from La Habra, here in Orange County. It was widely felt in Los Angeles and here in Santa Ana.
A 3.9 earthquake reported at 10:30 a.m., near San Juan Capistrano on Monday appears to have caused little if any damage, according to early reports, but residents said it left them rattled just the same, according to the Los Angeles Times.
If you live in Santa Ana, you probably felt it. Here are this quake’s distances, from the epicenter: Continue reading→
Santa Ana residents were startled by a 3.5 magnitude earthquake at 2:56 am today, September 15, which was based eight miles away, in the San Joaquin Hills (near UCI), according to the U.S. Geographical Survey USGS).
Here are the distances from the center of the quake to local areas: Continue reading→
Today at 10:21 am, millions of people practiced “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in the 2010 California ShakeOut drill! Here in Santa Ana, many of our residents were contacted during the drill by the Orange County AlertOC program, which was coordinated with the City of Santa Ana, according to Councilman Sal Tinajero’s blog.
Sure enough, a 6.9 earthquake struck this morning, at 11:53 am, in the Gulf of Mexico, near Los Mochis, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It followed a 4.6 earthquake in the same region, at 9:38 this morning.
While these quakes occurred in the ocean, in the Gulf of California, only a moderate Tsunami alert was issued.
A 5.7 earthquake struck tonight, moments ago, at 9:26 pm, five miles from Ocotillo, CA, which is about 22 miles from El Centro, CA and about 27 miles from Mexicali. Click here for more information from the U.S. Geological Survey.
My wife felt it here in Santa Ana.
Will there be any aftershocks? Here is what the California Institute of Technology’s Seismological Laboratory is reporting:
STRONG AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 5 and larger) –
At this time (immediately after the mainshock) the probability of a strong and possibly damaging aftershock IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS is approximately 40 PERCENT.
EARTHQUAKES LARGER THAN THE MAINSHOCK –
Most likely, the recent mainshock will be the largest in the sequence. However, there is a small chance (APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 PERCENT) of an earthquake equal to or larger than this mainshock in the next 7 days.
WEAK AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 3 to 5) –
In addition, approximately 15 to 50 SMALL AFTERSHOCKS are expected in the same 7-DAY PERIOD and may be felt locally.
“A series of moderate earthquakes south of the California border on Saturday shook buildings in downtown San Diego but there were no reports of damage or injuries,” according to the AP.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.9 earthquake struck at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, centered in Baja California about 16 miles southwest of Calexico. A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck about three minutes later, followed by a 3.6 quake at 10:59 a.m.
Photo by Jorge Rivera Reyes
Reports are starting to come in from Mexicali, which was hit by a massive 7.2 earthquake today.
“Emergency services in both the U.S. and Mexico scrambled to assess the extent of casualties and damage, including fallen buildings, buckled roads, cracked water canals, fires and telephone and electrical outages. It appeared that most of the damage was in the twin border cities of Calexico, Calif., and Mexicali, Mexico, where at least one person was reported killed and several injured,” according to the L.A. Times.
This earthquake was as strong as the one that hit Haiti. Continue reading→
A 6.9 earthquake struck Mexicali, Mexico, a few minutes ago. We felt it here in Santa Ana for what seemed an entirety. It felt like a series of rolls here. Reports indicate that it was a lot stronger in Mexico and my relatives in Riverside said it felt much stronger there as well.
A 4.4 earthquake also just hit Sacramento moments ago, according to this source.
A number of aftershocks are being reported both in Northern and Southern California.
A lot of our residents here in Santa Ana have relatives in Mexico and are no doubt worried about them. If you cannot reach them by phone try sending them a text message with your cell phone. Continue reading→